It wasn't the night that Jawon Pass had hoped for on Friday night as his Columbus (Ga.) Carver team visited a difficult Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside team. Facing a physical defense that was often in the backfield by the time the ball reached Pass, often in shotgun formation, the Carver offense struggled to maintain much consistency in a 51-20 defeat.
With a large crowd of Louisville hands on hand, Pass was regularly forced to throw early, but still managed to connect for a pair of touchdown passes, while also rushing for a score. The Cardinal faithful cheered loudly with each Pass completion.
"I saw them and appreciate them coming out and showing support," Pass told a large crowd of Louisville media members following the loss. "It means a lot. It shows that loyalty of CardNation."
Despite the offensive woes, the future U of L quarterback has a very impressive arm and release. He's excited to learn under Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino, who has a lengthy track record of developing successful quarterbacks.
"He's an offensive genius," Pass said. "I know that I can come in under him and get prepared for the next level and do great things."
Pass, who used to work the concessions at Auburn home games, committed to the Cardinals over the Tigers and Alabama. He'll be in the stands watching his future team open the season in the Georgia Dome.
"Just excited to see the 'Ville play," he said.